Anna Farmer

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
anna.farmer@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, University of Toronto

Job/Research Area

Community Nutrition and Behaviour Change


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

The main area of research is understanding the social and behavioural determinants of nutrition and health, childhood obesity and practitioner behaviour, with a special emphasis on individual and organizational behavioural change. Studies involve examining theoretical models (e.g., Social Cognitive Theory, Diffusion of Innovations, Ecological models) for guiding the development of interventions.

Courses

AFNS 577 - Advanced Community Nutrition

Examination of nutrition problems in contemporary communities that relate to health promotion, food security, policy, program planning and community nutrition throughout the life cycle. Discussion of nutrition programs and resources. Students will develop the skills to write a community grant application. Not to be taken if credit received for NUTR 477. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2020
NU FS 250 - Applied Food Theory

Fundamental food preparation skills and practical application of food theory to household food preparation issues through laboratory-based instruction. Prerequisite: NUTR 100 and NUFS 100.

Fall Term 2020
NUTR 477 - Advanced Community Nutrition

Builds on concepts learned in introductory community nutrition that relate to health promotion, food security, policy, program planning and community nutrition throughout the lifecycle. Students will develop the skills to write a community grant application. Field trips to places and events that relate to community nutrition. Prerequisites: (NUTR 302 or NU FS 305), NU FS 356 and NU FS 377.

Fall Term 2020

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Alleviating poverty and malnutrition in biodiversity hotspots

Co-investigator

Funded by the International Research Development Centre of Canada


Research - Cultivating food security in a First Nations community in Alberta

Co-principal Investigator 

Funded by the Alberta Centre for Children, Family and Community Research


Research - Early Markers of Obesity II

Principal Investigator

Funded by the Institute of Life Sciences International


Research - The impact of maternal nutrient status during pregnancy on maternal mental health and child development

Co-investigator

Funded by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (formerly AHFMR)

Publications

Dairy foods are an important source of calcium and vitamin D among Canadian-born and Asian-born Chinese in Edmonton, Alberta
Author(s): Yu J, Farmer A, Mager D and Willows ND
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Nutrition Research
Volume: 32
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 177-184

Early markers of obesity.
Author(s): Brisbois T, Farmer A and McCargar L
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Obesity Reviews
Volume: 13
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 347-367

Involvement in home meal preparation is associated with food preference and self-efficacy among Canadian children
Author(s): Chu Y, Farmer A, Veugelers P, Fung C, Kuhle S and Storey K
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Public Health Nutrition
Volume: 11
Page Numbers: 1-5

Sodium Issues for Canadians.
Author(s): Farmer A and Mager D
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Dietetic Current: Inside Story
Page Numbers: e1-e7

Alberta nutrition guidelines for children and youth: awareness and use in schools
Author(s): Downs S, Farmer A, Quintanilha M, Berry T, Mager D, Willows N and McCargar L
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
Volume: 72
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 137-140

Demographic and socio-economic factors related to food intake and adherence to nutrition recommendations in a cohort of preschool children
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M, Burnier D and Porcherie M
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Public Health Nutrition
Volume: 14
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1096-1104

From paper to practice: barriers to adopting nutrition guidelines in schools
Author(s): Downs S, Farmer A, Quintanilha M, Berry T, Mager D, Willows N and McCargar L
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume: 44
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 114-122

Higher intakes of energy and grains products at 6 years of age are associated with being overweight at 6 years of age
Author(s): Dubois L, Carter M, Farmer A, Girard M, Burnier D, Tatone-Takuda F and Porcherie M
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 141
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 2024-2029

Interdisciplinary teams make a difference
Author(s): Leung B, Kaplan B, Field C, O’Beirne M, Farmer A, Dewey D, Johnston D
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions
Volume: 2
Page Numbers: 5-12

Social factors and television use during meals and snacks is associated with higher BMI among preschool children
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M, Peterson K
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Public Health Nutrition
Volume: 11
Issue: 12
Page Numbers: 1267-1279

Printed educational materials: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes
Author(s): Farmer A, Légaré F, Turcot L, Grimshaw J, Harvey E, McGowan JL and Wolf F
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: Art. No.: CD004398

Regular sugar-sweetened beverage consumption between meals increases risk of overweight among preschool-aged children
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M, Peterson K
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume: 107
Page Numbers: 924-934

Problem eating behaviors related to social factors and body weight in preschool children: A longitudinal study
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M, Tatone F
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Volume: 4
Page Numbers: 9

Problem eating behaviors related to social factors and body weight in preschool children: A longitudinal study
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M, Tatone F
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Volume: 4
Page Numbers: 9

Family food insufficiency is related to obesity in preschool children
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Social Science and Medicine
Volume: 63
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1503-1

Preschool children’s eating behaviours are related to dietary adequacy and body weight
Author(s): Dubois L, Farmer A, Girard M
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 1-10